Appearance & Reality

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"Do not look at his appearance … for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." (1 Sam. 16:7). To understand people accurately, we must learn to perceive the meaning in their heart. In this section, through reflecting on the lives of various Bible characters, we will learn how we can properly perceive and assess people and how they are faring. We will also learn how we can more accurately understand ourselves. Three Bible characters are given more attention and what they went through are covered in three mini series of messages. The first is on Job before, during and after his trials. The second is on Joseph as a slave and prisoner, and the third concerns the life and ministry of John the Baptist.


People

The message AR002 in this section has also been incorporated into the book 'Man of Faith'.

AR001 Introduction to Appearance & Reality / Scribes and Pharisees, Moses 11May86 | LISTEN 1hr34min | MP3 21.4MB | PDF (AR001a) 75KB | PDF (AR001b) 111KB Some reflections and preliminary remarks; Reflections on biblical examples on first major category: People: Scribes and Pharisees, Moses.
AR002 Understanding Paul's conversion and calling as an apostle 1Jun86 | LISTEN 1hr32min | MP3 20.9MB | PDF 118KB Understanding Paul the persecutor of the church: his conversion and calling as apostle to the Gentiles.
AR003 Understanding the apostles 1 22Jun86 | LISTEN 1hr33min | MP3 21.3MB | PDF 57KB Before and after the arrest of the Lord Jesus and His crucifixion, and after Pentecost.
AR004 Understanding the apostles 2 13Jul86 | LISTEN 1hr58min | MP3 27.0MB Before and after the arrest of the Lord Jesus and His crucifixion, and after Pentecost.

Understanding Job

The messages AR005 to AR012 in this section have also been edited and released as the book 'Understanding Job'.

  Preface 9Jan03 | PDF 79KB
AR005 The state of Job 3Aug86 | LISTEN 1hr33min | MP3 21.3MB | PDF 312KB Understanding the state of a person and how he is faring.
AR006 The posture of Job 24Aug86 | LISTEN 1hr58min | MP3 26.9MB | PDF 241KB Reflections on his falterings: Response, attitude and posture towards God under all circumstances.
AR007 The failures of Job 14Sep86 | LISTEN 1hr34min | MP3 21.4MB | PDF 173KB Analysis of Job's falterings.
AR008 God's correction of Job 5Oct86 | LISTEN 1hr34min | MP3 21.3MB | PDF 227KB Analysis of Job's falterings and how the problem was corrected.
AR009 Some observations on Job 26Oct86 | LISTEN 1hr26min | MP3 19.5MB | PDF 180KB Some observations of what Job went through and the issues involved.
AR010 The silence of God 16Nov86 | LISTEN 1hr25min | MP3 19.2MB | PDF 193KB Why did God not answer Job's perplexing questions even till the end of the story of Job as recorded in the Scriptures?
AR011 Was Satan triumphant? Was God satisfied with Job? 30Nov86 | LISTEN 1hr50min | MP3 25.0MB | PDF 205KB Meaning of the whole episode.
AR012 Understanding the state of a person and how he is fairing 21Dec86 | LISTEN 1hr31min | MP3 20.6MB | PDF 171KB

Joseph

The message AR013 in this section has also been incorporated into the book 'Man of Faith'.

AR013 Joseph as a slave and prisoner 11Jan87 | LISTEN 1hr56min | MP3 26.4MB | PDF 225KB
AR014 Joseph as slave and prisoner: "the Lord is with you" (1) 25Jan87 | LISTEN 1hr59min | MP3 27.1MB Meaning & implications of the expression "the Lord is with you"
AR015 Joseph as slave and prisoner: "the Lord is with you" (2) 15Feb87 | LISTEN 1hr33min | MP3 21.2MB Meaning & implications of the expression "the Lord is with you"
AR016 Joseph as slave and prisoner: "the Lord is with us" 8Mar87 | LISTEN 1hr34min | MP3 21.3MB
AR017 Reflections on Joseph from slave/prisoner exalted to ruler over Egypt 29Mar87 | LISTEN 1hr34min | MP3 21.3MB

John the Baptist

AR018 John the Baptist 19Apr87 | LISTEN 1hr17min | MP3 17.5MB
AR019 Toughness, discipline, perseverance and self control in the direction of truth and will of God (1) 10May87 | LISTEN 1hr34min | MP3 21.4MB
AR020 Toughness, discipline, perseverance and self control in the direction of truth and will of God (2) 31May87 | LISTEN 1hr49min | MP3 24.9MB
AR021 Good qualities and attitudes of a true servant of the Lord 21Jun87 | LISTEN 1hr34min | MP3 21.4MB
AR022 His imprisonment and death, and his query of the Messiah 12Jul87 | LISTEN 1hr33min | MP3 21.3MB
AR023 Proper approach to understanding difficult issues 2Aug87 | LISTEN 1hr57min | MP3 26.6MB Proper approach to understanding difficult issues in relation to 2nd Coming of Christ in the context of our preparation for His coming again.
AR024 People: Some general observations and remarks 23Aug87 | LISTEN 1hr49min | MP3 24.9MB

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